Posted June 23, 2020 in Articles
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cuyahoga County Council moved a step closer to declaring racism a public health crisis, and a local organization, First Year Cleveland, hopes it's a step toward reducing the infant mortality rate... read more
Posted June 15, 2020 in Articles
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Infants and toddlers of color are more likely to be born prematurely, have low birth weight and live in challenging environments, according to a recent national report.
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020,... read more
Posted June 12, 2020 in Articles
Black and Brown Americans are susceptible to higher rates of infant mortality, heart disease and even an advanced aging process.
Long before a white police officer killed George Floyd and sparked nationwide outrage, long before Covid-19... read more
Posted June 11, 2020 in Articles
CLEVELAND, Ohio – In October 2019, during a summit on equality, YWCA of Greater Cleveland and First Year Cleveland made the call for Cleveland to declare racism a public health crisis.
Eight months later, in the... read more
Posted June 06, 2020 in Articles
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Members of Cleveland City Council and community leaders said Friday that passage of a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis is a bold move, but also just a start.
They acknowledged that... read more